Sony and Microsoft will both pull back the curtain on their new consoles in just a couple of months. Game Informer reports that the two companies “are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March.” Some may feel that such a move would take away hype from this year’s E3, but plenty of title announcements will be saved for the show.
“We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March. E3 in June may be the industry’s biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight. That doesn’t mean E3 won’t be without its surprises. Next-gen games will be announced at the convention in preparation for the systems’ release at the end of the year.”
Game Informer additionally speculates that Sony could be looking to get its new system out ahead of Microsoft’s next-gen console:
“We hear that Sony in particular is determined not to come out last this time like the PlayStation 3 did this generation, so we’ll have to see how soon it can get the PlayStation 4 out the door, and whether Microsoft is motivated to prevent this from happening.”